Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta set to kick off in Porto Cervo

3 June 2013By Risa Merl

The Mediterranean superyacht season is set for a thrilling start as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) welcomes an impressive fleet of 21 sailing superyachts for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, taking place 4-8 June. Registration opens today, June 4, with four days of racing kicking off June 5.

Racing will take place against the stunning backdrop of the La Maddalena archipelago while social events will take place at the YCCS Clubhouse in Porto Cervo Marina. Organised by YCCS and Boat International Media, the event has been held annually since 2008 and has fast become a fixture on the Mediterranean racing circuit.

The fleet, with an average length of more than 34 metres LOA, represents the cream of international nautical design and construction and hails from some of the world’s top shipyards. Participants include 45m Fitzroy Yachts Salperton, winner of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous in March of this year, 45m Wally 148 Saudade and the World Superyacht Award-winning, ultra-modern 49.7m Fitzroy Yachts Zefira.

'Following an excellent start to our sailing calendar at our Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda, we are delighted to welcome such a remarkable fleet of superyachts to Porto Cervo,' says YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo. 'It is great to see so many yachts return year after year, as a testament to the quality of our regattas and hospitality, and also to welcome numerous new participants. A special thanks obviously goes to our sponsors and supporters who allow us to remain at the forefront of the international yachting scene.'